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  • Thursday, April 23 - Monday, April 27
    Artists' Expressions
    Artist Donna Blackwell interviews two artists in the same medium but w/different approaches. 7pm. Phone: 845-876-4030. Email: starrdirector@starrlibrary.org. Url: http://starrlibrary.org.

  • Thursday, April 23 - Sunday, April 26
    Lobby Hero
    By award-winning playwright & screenwriter Kenneth Lonergan; directed by Amy Lemon Olson. The moral dilemma of a young security guard in a Manhattan apt. bldg. Thu–Sat 8pm, Sun 3pm. Tkts $25. Phone: 845-230-7020. Email: info@tangent-arts.org. Url: http://tangent-arts.org.

  • Saturday, April 25 - Sunday, April 26
    Chamber Music Days
    Performances by Bard College Conservatory of Music students. Sat 11am–5pm and Sun starting 7pm. Phone: 845-758-7196. Email: conservatoryconcerts@bard.edu. Url: http://bard.edu/conservatory/events.

  • Sunday, April 26
    Legally Blonde
    Tchaikovsky musical holiday favorite presented by Hudson Valley Academy of Performing Arts at 6pm. $10/ $5. Tickets also available at satellite sites. Phone: 518-828-4181. Url: http://sunycgcc.edu.

  • Sunday, April 26
    Buglisi Dance Theatre
    Poignant, theatrical repertoire fusing classical sensibility with intuitive creativity. 7:30pm. $30/$10student rush w/ID. Phone: 845-757-5106x2. Email: pgrkaats@bestweb.net. Url: http://www.kaatsbaan.org.

  • Sunday, April 26
    Brown University Orchestra
    Nordic celebration, w/ Sibelius's Symphony No. 1, Ravel's La valse; Carl Nielsen's Saga-Dream, and Pablo de Sarasate's Zigeunerweisen. 3pm. Free, reservations required. Phone: 845-758-7900. Email: fishercenterboxoffice@bard.edu. Url: http://fishercenter.bard.edu.

  • Sunday, April 26
    Speaking Shakespeare
    As an end to the Center's Shakespeare Festival, Lou Trapani invites friends & fans of Shakespeare to read aloud their favorite Shakespearean scenes or monologues. 3pm. Free, bring your Shakespeare along. Phone: 845-876-3080. Url: http://centerforperformingarts.org.

  • Sunday, April 26
    HV Autism Walk & Expo
    Check web for more info. Phone: 845-331-2626. Email: info@autismwalkhv.org. Url: http://autismwalkhv.org.

  • Sunday, April 26
    "Beyond Ellis Island"
    ND Symphony Orchestra concert w/music by naturalized Americans like Rachmaninnoff Victor Herbert, Rachmaninoff & Robert Starer. W/ soprano Jody Weatherston. 3pm. Phone: 845-635-0877. Email: info@ndsorchestra.org. Url: http://ndsorchestra.org.

  • Wednesday, April 29
    Bard Community Jazz Orchestra
    With special guest violist/composer Gwen Laste; at 8pm. Phone: 845-758-7572. Email: tbarker@bard.edu. Url: http://bard.edu/news/events.

  • Thursday, April 30
    Rummage Sale
    Annual event. Thu 6–8pm; Fri 1–4pm. Sat 9am–noon. Sat is $5 per bag day. Phone: 845-758-1184. Email: office@stjohnsreformed.org. Url: http://stjohnsreformed.org.

  • Thursday, April 30
    Jazz Vocal Concert
    Spring 2015 event in Campus Center Café. 8pm. pamelapentony@gmail.com for info. Url: http://bard.edu/conservatory.

  • Friday, May 1 - Sunday, May 3
    Dark Echoes
    A psychological mystery thriller by Gina Leonaggio, directed by Barbara Melzer. Danger, deception, and intrigue. Fri and Sat 8pm, Sun 3pm. $20. Phone: 845-876-3080. Url: http://centerforperformingarts.org.

  • Friday, May 1 - Sunday, May 3
    Antique Car Show & Swap Meet
    Sat 8am–5pm: Car shows incl. custom hot rods, race cars, compacts & pickups. Sun 8am–5pm: unmodified antique & classic cars up to1990. Swap Meet: Fri noon–5pm, Sat 6am–5pm, Sun 8am–5pm. Phone: 845-876-4001. Email: info@dutchessfair.com. Url: http://dutchessfair.com.

  • Saturday, May 2
    Hudson Valley Garden Fair
    A celebration of gardening in the Hudson Valley featuring local and specialty garden vendors, area garden groups, free demonstrations and lecture from 10am–3pm. Phone: 845-418-3640. Email: info@hvga.org. Url: http://hvgardenfair.com.

  • Saturday, May 2
    Dan Rothstein & Friends
    A night of jazz guitar and more. At 7pm. $12/$10. Phone: 518-828-4181. Url: http://sunycgcc.edu.

  • Saturday, May 2
    Conservatory Orchestra
    Final program of the season: Lutosławski's Concerto for Orchestra, Nielsen's Clarinet Concerto featuring Noemi Sallai ’16, and Elgar's Symphony No. 1. 8pm. $15/$20; free w/Bard ID. Phone: 845-758-7900. Email: fishercenterboxoffice@bard.edu. Url: http://fishercenter.bard.edu.

  • Saturday, May 2
    The Roosevelts Special
    Screening of Daisy Suckley highlights from Ken Burns Roosevelts PBS series & talk by documentary co-author Geoffrey Ward, then lunch at Beekman Arms. Tickets $75. A Wilderstein event. Reservations required. Phone: 845-876-4818. Email: wilderstein@wilderstein.org. Url: http://wilderstein.org.

  • Sunday, May 3
    Terra Firma Dance Theatre
    Upstream performance special w/funding from NY State DanceForce. 7:30pm. $20. Phone: 845-757-5106x2. Email: pgrkaats@bestweb.net. Url: http://www.kaatsbaan.org.

  • Sunday, May 3
    Guitar Concert
    Composer and guitarist Benjamin Beirs. 3pm. $20. Email: rnraustin@gmail.com. Url: http://MHCGS.blogspot.com.

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Dutchess/Columbia Community Businesses

Watercolor classes with Betsy Jacaruso for beginning and advanced painters. Four 3-hour classes on Mon, Wed & Sat, in a relaxed group setting w/focus on basic watercolor techniques while developing and cultivating a personal style. Classes in drawing and pastels also offered w/Keith Gunderson, and watercolor beginners class offered through Red Hook Continuing Ed. Thursdays 4/9–4/30 (call 758-2214x71351 to register). See also under "Galleries & Studios" and in the calendar under "Classes & Workshops."

The Rhinebeck Courtyard 43 E. Market St., Suite 2, Rhinebeck

Our company is ranked highest in dollar sales out of all independent brokerage firms belonging to the Mid-Hudson Multiple Listing Service. Our offices, located in Millbrook and Rhinebeck, specialize in country and village properties in Dutchess and Columbia Counties.

51-3 East Market St, Rhinebeck

Spring classes include: belly dancing, Latin/ballroom dance, Reiki, SAT prep, photography, pickleball, basketball, knitting, restorative stretch, watercolor, collage art, Tai Chi, zumba, yoga, Pilates, Heartsaver CPR, tennis, babysitter certification, defensive driving, 5-hour pre-licensing, and more.

Red Hook
845 758-2241x71351

The NY Center for Jungian Studies presents annual programs in Rhinebeck, Ireland and other extraordinary settings. Open to the general public, our programs are designed for individuals interested in applying Jungian psychology to their personal lives and/or professional activities.


Furniture restoration, and repairs. Chair caning and seat weaving. Established in 1986. Fully insured. See also under “Carpentry & Custom Woodworking.”


Lawn care, spring/fall cleanups, field mowing,rototilling, backhoe service. Owner operated. References available. Free estimates. Fully insured. Call or text Brendan.

175 Cemetery Rd, Germantown

Garden center, nursery, gift and floral shops, gorgeous indoor greenhouse. Thousands of annuals and perennials from our farm. Also: fresh fruits and vegetables, meat, fish, deli, cheese shop, coffee. Everything fresh & delicious. Family owned since 1919.

1560 Rt. 9W, Kingston

Social dance instruction. Private lessons by appointment. Group classes in Beginner Social Ballroom and Latin Dance. Next group starting Sunday 3/1/2015: Beginner Ballroom at 6pm & Beginner Latin at 7:30 pm.

7345 S. Broadway, Red Hook
845-876-3303 or 845-471-4362

An elegant rustic hideaway and working horse farm (with two donkeys!) on 40 acres. Sweeping pastoral views, rooms with fireplaces and jacuzzis, woodland walking trails, private decks, and great hospitality. All private baths and A/C. Farm-to-table breakfasts and dessert table complimentary with your stay. Weekday discounts for seniors.

52 Pells Rd., Rhinebeck

Your on-line resource guide for Northern Dutchess and Southern Columbia Counties—real estate, lodging, dining and more.

Family owned & operated serving the Hudson Valley since 1973. We provide quality service & installations to homeowners, contractors, architects & commercial businesses. Let the "only real door company in the valley" exceed your expectations. Full showroom & parts counter. Like us on Facebook!

40 Arlington Ave, Poughkeepsie

Taste the difference. We provide high quality food and catering with attention to detail and exquisite presentation. Seasonal fresh, local ingredients used. Call to discuss your upcoming event.

One E. Market St., Red Hook

Confidential, non-judgmental, respectful, objective. Reclaim your space, time and energy, and relieve your stress and worry in times of change. Long or short term projects.


The Children’s Medical Group has a distinguished history of caring for the region’s children, with a tradition of excellence, accessibility and caring, offering comprehensive medical service to children of all ages. Kingston office now open; Monday evening hours in Rhinebeck.

Rhinebeck Office Park 187 E. Market St., Rhinebeck

Offering on-site service for home and small business PCs and Macs in northern Dutchess and southern Columbia area. Services include installation, upgrade and repair of hardware and software. Instruction in Windows, Mac OSX, Internet and application software.


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